Boys tennis: Sidney beats Lehman Catholic to continue hot start


SIDNEY — Sidney’s boys tennis squad improved to 4-1 by beating Lehman Catholic 4-1 on Monday on its home court. The match was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was moved up due to Monday due to storms in the forecast.

Sidney senior Takuma Furukawa beat Lehman Catholic’s Joe Pannapara 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at first singles. Lehman’s Javier Salvador beat Sidney junior Brady Hagan 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at second singles. Sidney sophomore Franky Herrera beat Lehman’s Logan Linson 6-2, 6-0 at third singles.

Sidney senior Noah Baldauf and sophomore Carter Wooddell beat Lehman’s Luke Courtad and Tommy Lins 6-3, 6-2 at first doubles. Sidney freshman Myles Steenrod and sophomore Parker Slaven beat Lehman’s Thomas White and Alvaro Buller 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at second doubles.

The Yellow Jackets were edged 3-2 by Piqua in a Miami Valley League match on Thursday for their first loss of the season but bounced back by beating Springfield 5-0 on Friday

Furkawa won 6-2, 6-1 at first singles, Hagan won 6-0, 6-2 at second singles and Herrera won 6-1, 6-0 at third singles on Friday. Baldauf and Wooddell won 6-0, 6-2 at first doubles and Steenrod and Slaven won 6-0, 6-2 at second doubles.

Sidney was scheduled to travel to Stebbins on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers are still looking for their first win. They lost 5-0 to Milton-Union on Wednesday and 3-2 to Celina on Thursday.

Lehman competed in the Schroeder Invitational on Saturday in Tipp City. Pannapara finished seventh in first singles, Salvador finished eighth at second singles and Linson finished eighth at third singles. Courtad and Lins finished seventh at first doubles and Thomas White and Alvaro Buller finished seventh at second doubles.

Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to [email protected].

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Bryant Billing has worked as the sports editor of the Sidney Daily News since 2017. He worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a weekly newspaper in Springfield from 2007 to 2012, managed a Springfield-based website called from 2012 to 2016 and then worked as a freelancer for Cox Media Group Ohio newspapers (including the Dayton Daily News) from 2016 to 2017 before joining the SDN.

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